Last August, 1,600 people clad in all-white garb descended on the Merchandise Mart to form Chicago in White, an elegant, locally-organized version of the worldwide "white picnic" trend.
On the evening of Sunday September 22nd, attendees of this "refined foodie flash mob" will meet at Harmonization Points throughout the city, where the event's secret location will be revealed. Guests will converge on the location with their own white china, white napkins, silverware and glasses, plus food, in tow.
"This year, we're delighted to provide tables, chairs, and tablecloths for all of our guests," says co-founder Jennifer Dunham Luby. "When we asked our guests what could be improved, over and over we heard how nice it would be not to have to carry furniture on the El."
Wine, picnic baskets, and floral arrangements will also be available for advance purchase and on-site pickup. Tickets are $55, and will go on sale to the general public on August 28th at www.ChicagoinWhite.com. 2012 ticket buyers and wait-listed guests will be granted an access code via email, which will hold a ticket in their name for a limited amount of time. This year's Chicago in White is a 21 and over event.